Lovers Rock is the fifth studio album (sixth overall) by English band Sade, released on 14 November 2000 by Epic Records. The album reached number 18 on the UK Albums Chart and number three on the U.S. Billboard 200. It has since been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, having sold 3.9 million copies in the United States. On 27 February 2002, the album earned Sade the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.
According to the booklet, the track "The Sweetest Gift" is dedicated to the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity caring for children who have a life-threatening or terminal illness and their families, both in their own homes and at the Trust's two UK family respite centres.